Thursday, October 30, 2008
Old Wisdom
I recently came across a great blog written by 82-year-old Helen Philpot and her best friend of 60 years, Margaret Schmectman. Helen recently received negative comments and e-mails for referring to Sarah Palin as a bitch, John McCain as an ass, and George W. Bush as a jackass. I like Helen. This was her response to her detractors:

I will stop calling George Bush a jackass when he stops calling me a terrorist:
Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

I will stop calling John McCain an ass when he stops calling Barack Obama a socialist at every dog and pony show on the Straight Talk Express tour.

I will stop calling Sarah Palin a bitch when she stops calling Obama a terrorist sympathizer. And I will stop calling Sarah Palin a bitch when she stops calling the parts of the country where I don’t live more Pro-American than the part of the country where I do live. And I will definitely stop calling Sarah Palin a bitch when she stops acting like a bitch.

I’m old enough to remember the Republican party of Barry Goldwater - when the party stood for fiscal responsibility, small government and personal freedoms. I remember when I could talk with friends about politics and just agree to disagree. And then religious nut cases decided that if you didn’t agree with them you were immoral. So they went and elected George Bush President so he could take the Republican Party from being a party full of respectable people to a party filled with asses, jackasses and yes - bitches like Sarah Palin.

I am tired of Rush Limbaugh suggesting that feminism is a dirty word. How hard did he fight to gain the right to vote? Or own property in his own name? Or get equal pay for equal work?

And I am tired of Sean Hannity suggesting I am un-American because I don’t think that war is the answer to everything. How many bullets has he taken defending his country in battle?

I couldn't have said it better myself, Helen.


I will stop calling Barack Obama a piece of low life garbage when he stops having dinner with and praising terrorists like PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi. I wonder why that beacon of journalistic integrity, the LA Times, refuses to release the video from that dinner? I guess they wouldn't want to do anything to hurt the "Messiah," as certified lunatic and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan affectionately refers to Mr. Obama.

And, since the left doesn't want to call it Socialism, please enlighten me as to what you call it when you take money from people who make $150K+ and give it to the 40% of the population that doesn't pay ANY federal taxes? Welfare is the common sense word to describe it, but I'm sure the left will keep using words like "Fairness" to describe it. What a crock of shit.

Blogger Chris said...

I'm confused now...

Farrakhan's politics are founded on his strong religious beliefs, he hates teh gays and wimmin but republicans don't like him??!

US politics is more complicated than I thought.

PS. Helping out the poor isn't some kind of crazy-ass communism... its what a decent society should aspire to. You'd be amazed how quickly your life could turn around - you might just find yourself needing a handout one day. I hope not.

Blogger yournamehere said...


McCain has major ties with Khalidi. The McCain campaign must forget that anyone can do a google search these days:

During the 1990s, while he served as chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), McCain distributed several grants to the Palestinian research center co-founded by Khalidi, including one worth half a million dollars.

A 1998 tax filing for the McCain-led group shows a $448,873 grant to Khalidi's Center for Palestine Research and Studies for work in the West Bank. (See grant number 5180, "West Bank: CPRS" on page 14 of this PDF.)

The relationship extends back as far as 1993, when John McCain joined IRI as chairman in January. Foreign Affairs noted in September of that year that IRI had helped fund several extensive studies in Palestine run by Khalidi's group, including over 30 public opinion polls and a study of "sociopolitical attitudes."

So if Obama is, as you put it so eloquently, "a piece of low life garbage" for having dinner with Khalidi, what does that make John McCain for giving him half a million dollars?

I've been hip to those old broads for over 2 weeks now. They are freaking great.

Blogger dizzy von damn! said...

my brain is too overwhelmed with all this right now to form a coherent comment, but i wanted to say that i was here, and i hope to someday be a sassy granny.

Blogger Nick said...

what happened in your brother's life that made him hate poor people, immigrants and all minorities?

Blogger Ambitious Blonde said...

This is why I love working with a geriatric patient population. They tell you EXACTLY how they're feeling about what's going on at the moment with no apology. :)

Blogger yournamehere said...

Way to elevate the discourse, douche.

No one has answered my socialism question. What do you call it when you take money from people who make $150K+ and give it to the 40% of the population that doesn't pay ANY federal taxes? Can someone please educate my poor,immigrant and minority hating ass? I'm off to beat some homeless people with a sock filled with pennies.

Blogger yournamehere said...


Maybe it is socialism. Hooray, I'm a socialist I guess. There's some straight talk for ya.

Now, I want you to answer a question for me: Since Obama is a piece of garbage for associating with Khalidi, and McCain also has a connection to him, will you now not be voting for anyone this election day? Obviously, the Khalidi issue is EXTREMELY important to you, so I'd assume this will disqualify McCain from being president.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

I like how the Republicans call Obama a terrorist when it was George H.W.Bush who was having a meeting with the Bin Laden family on the morning of 9/11.

Oh, and let's not forget that the Bin Ladens were the only people in the country who were allowed in U.S. airspace right after the attacks, courtesy of the Bush administration.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

Also, those two women are my new role models.

Hey bro, I appreciate your personal note. The opposite applies for me. It looks Obama is going to win, and paying 60.2% in income taxes is just too hard for me to swallow gracefully. (even libs can understand that I'm sure) Either way though, our spirited debates here never change my feelings or opinions of you. I say we run together in 2012 on the "InPharristation of America" ticket.

Blogger Nick said...

Rash, offensive generalizations are my anti-drug.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

I'd vote that ticket.

Blogger Johnny Yen said...

I wish I were in the highest tax brackets.

In the highest tax bracket, you'd pay 39.6%. Just to make sure you understand, that doesn't mean your entire income is taxed at that level. Just the amount in your highest bracket is taxed at that amount. Meaning everything you make over $200,000 if you are single, and $250,000 if you are a married couple is taxed at that level. And if your income is over that, I doubt you're in any financial hurt. You get taxed on income in different brackets at different levels. You don't get taxed on your income from 0 to 100,000 at 39.6 percent. In fact, if your income in those brackets-- all the brackets from 0 to 200,000 or 250,000 if you're married, your taxes are reduced. There is nobody in the United States, no matter how rich, who will get taxed 60 percent.

And just to make sure it's understood, if you're a businessperson, you don't get taxed on your gross income; you get taxed on your net income. I don't know if you've ever run a business-- I have, with my ex-wife-- the "write-offs" for businesses are generous.

The Obama tax plan is available on-line at:

Blogger jacksongirl said...

LOVE Helen and Margaret. LOVE this blog as well!

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